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Drawing and Painting Workshops with Susannah Blaxill

If you are a beginner, the drawing class is recommended, however it is also a class for those with drawing ...

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Spring flowers botanical illustration workshop with John Pastoriza-Piñol

A four-day workshop with John Pastoriza-Piñol, a Melbourne botanical artist and teacher with an international reputation. John will teach his techniques ...

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Botanical art beginners’ workshop with Helen Burrows

Botanical art beginners’ workshop with Helen Burrows

This intensive four-day course provides an introduction to botanical art via pencil and watercolour. Students will begin to develop skills in ...

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ASPARAGUS PAINTING WITH STEPHANIE GOSS

We will be painting the fabulous forms of Asparagus. There are so many colours and shapes available to enable you to ...

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BOTANIC ART PROGRESSION CLASS WITH ANGELA LOBER

This course is for students who have preliminary skills in botanic art and watercolour, and would like further tuition to ...

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Canberra in Miniature, exhibition by Arlene Williams and Cheryl Hodges

I Intricate paintings depicting images of Canberra up close and from a distance to be opened 5.30 pm on Thursday 14 th ...

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Fundamentals of Botanic Drawing with Lesley Elkan and Catherine Wardrop

Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the ...

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Painting Small Birds with Kerriann Indorato

Have you ever wanted to include a bird in your botanical paintings or simply capture the beauty of that bird ...

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Exhibition Preparation Class with Kate Nolan

It is exciting to be chosen to exhibit your artwork, but there are lots of little tips and tricks which ...

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FLORA 2017 The Art and Science of the Plant Botanical Art Society of Australia

Please be reminded that the exhibition is called “Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant.”  If you are entering ...

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World Wide Exhibition of Botanical Art 2018 'Linking people to plants through botanical art 'Linking people to plants through botanical art'

In May 2018 the Botanical Art Society of Australia, (BASA) as part of a world-wide exhibition of botanical art, will ...

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Harlequin beetle by Sandra Sanger

reFraming Nature Exhibition 2017 Advance Notice

  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 7-22 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming ...

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Documentary on six Australian Botanical artists, produced by Botanical artist David Reynolds Bota

Over the past two and a half years David has been writing, directing and filming an hour long documentary on ...

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The Florilegium; A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history

A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history The Florilegium The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Celebrating 200 years A beautiful, 224 page ...

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Future BASA Exhibitions

Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant
31 August – 11 September 2017 at the Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

 

STOP PRESS !  WORLDWIDE BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITION – May 2018

A worldwide collaboration linking people to plants through contemporary botanical art will be held in May 2018. Exhibition venues in over 16 countries around the world will all hold special events on May 18, 2018 – a Worldwide Day of Botanical Art following the sun from venue to venue. The Exhibition in Australia will be held in Canberra  . <read more>

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

12:00 am
It is exciting to be chosen to exhibit your artwork, but there are lots of little tips and tricks which can help you present it at exhibition in the best possible way. This one-day course[...]
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
12:00 am
Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the fundamentals of producing the perfect tonal drawing.  Covering proportion, perspective, foreshortening, composition and tone, students[...]
12:00 am
Have you ever wanted to include a bird in your botanical paintings or simply capture the beauty of that bird in your garden? In this two day course in the studio, we will be looking[...]
12:00 am
Please be reminded that the exhibition is called “Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant.”  If you are entering artwork which includes insects, birds or animals the ‘Flora’ has to be the main feature.[...]
BOTANIC ART PROGRESSION CLASS WITH ANGELA LOBER @ Cottage 6, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day
12:00 am
This course is for students who have preliminary skills in botanic art and watercolour, and would like further tuition to hone their techniques. In this class you will develop a botanic watercolour painting, from initial[...]
Canberra in Miniature, exhibition by Arlene Williams and Cheryl Hodges @ Wilbur's Cafe Bar | Hackett | Australian Capital Territory | Australia
12:00 am
I Intricate paintings depicting images of Canberra up close and from a distance to be opened 5.30 pm on Thursday 14 th September Tuesdays 7.30am -4 pm Wednesday-Sunday 7.30 am -9pm
Sep 25 – Sep 28 all-day
Botanical art beginners’ workshop with Helen Burrows @ Whirling Room Studio, | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
This intensive four-day course provides an introduction to botanical art via pencil and watercolour. Students will begin to develop skills in outline drawing, foreshortening, tonal work, rendering of surfaces, basic colour work and paint application.[...]
ASPARAGUS PAINTING WITH STEPHANIE GOSS @ Cottage 6, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day
12:00 am
We will be painting the fabulous forms of Asparagus. There are so many colours and shapes available to enable you to create an amazing painting which will be popular to the young and the older![...]
Spring flowers botanical illustration workshop with John Pastoriza-Piñol @ Whirling Room Studio, | South Yarra | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
A four-day workshop with John Pastoriza-Piñol, a Melbourne botanical artist and teacher with an international reputation. John will teach his techniques for drawing and painting spring flowers, including the use of masking fluid to achieve[...]
Oct 7 – Oct 22 all-day
12:00 am
  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 7-22 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming Nature which will have a Natural History theme. Entry requirements for artists will be[...]
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day
Drawing and Painting Workshops with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio | Mittagong | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
If you are a beginner, the drawing class is recommended, however it is also a class for those with drawing experience. Both graphite and ink will be offered. The painting classes are for those with[...]
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day
Drawing and Painting Workshops with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio | Mittagong | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
If you are a beginner, the drawing class is recommended, however it is also a class for those with drawing experience. Both graphite and ink will be offered. The painting classes are for those with[...]
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
12:00 am
Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the fundamentals of producing the perfect tonal drawing.  Covering proportion, perspective, foreshortening, composition and tone, students[...]
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day
12:00 am
Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the fundamentals of producing the perfect tonal drawing.  Covering proportion, perspective, foreshortening, composition and tone, students[...]
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day
Drawing and Painting Workshops with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio | Mittagong | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
If you are a beginner, the drawing class is recommended, however it is also a class for those with drawing experience. Both graphite and ink will be offered. The painting classes are for those with[...]
12:00 am
  Come and enjoy yourself with a pencil, pen and paint brush, and learn from an experienced artist who will teach you new skills and help to further develop the skills that you already have.[...]
12:00 am
  Come and enjoy yourself with a pencil, pen and paint brush, and learn from an experienced artist who will teach you new skills and help to further develop the skills that you already have.[...]
12:00 am
  Come and enjoy yourself with a pencil, pen and paint brush, and learn from an experienced artist who will teach you new skills and help to further develop the skills that you already have.[...]
12:00 am
In May 2018 the Botanical Art Society of Australia, (BASA) as part of a world-wide exhibition of botanical art, will hold a juried exhibition in Canberra of flora native to Australia. It will be synchronized[...]